13 Mar 20: Covid-19 Pandemic Update

COVID-19 Pandemic

I wanted to send members an update on some of the information as I know it to date/time.

I spoke with Employee Services this morning. They advised that Executive Management was meeting this afternoon. They also advised that they did not have any additional information to share other than what has already been distributed to staff.

This afternoon AUPE released the following statement on our main website aupe.org. I would encourage members to continue to check the website for ongoing updates regularly.

"AUPE Executive calls halt to events in face of COVID-19 Pandemic"

AUPE Executive met today (Friday, March 13) and passed a motion to postpone all union meetings and gatherings for at least 30 days to support efforts to combat COVID-19. The decision is effective Monday, March 16.

This affects all AGM deadlines, educational courses, rallies and information pickets, etc. Deadlines for AGMs in the Constitution will be waived.

The situation will be reassessed and the postponement of events may be extended.

If you have questions, please contact the Member Resource Centre (MRC) at 1-800-232-7284.

Stay tuned to the AUPE website and your email for updates.

The Local had planned on having a budget meeting next week in preparation for our Annual General Meeting which is tentatively scheduled for the end of April. The budget meeting has now been canceled. I will send out budget information in a separate email.

Rose Read, Chair